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February 8, 2013
PMC Group (Mount Laurel, NJ) says it has completed the acquisition of Dow Chemical’s global methyl tin stabilizers and solid lubricants business. The acquired business includes...
February 8, 2013
Novozymes says it will acquire Iogen Bio-Products, the industrial enzyme business of Iogen (Ottawa, ON), for C$67.5 million ($67.7 million) and potential earn-out payments of up to...
February 8, 2013
Companies are forecasting modest growth in the global economy and industrial production in 2013. Fourth-quarter earnings reports highlighted steps taken in response to weak global...
February 8, 2013
Air Products says it has completed the first phase of a two-stage carbon capture project at Port Arthur, TX. The project is part of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Industrial...
February 8, 2013
Specialty chemical earnings per share (EPS) mostly fell short of analysts’ estimates in the fourth quarter, with companies undermined by weak demand and rising raw material costs...
February 8, 2013
Gina McCarthy, US EPA’s assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, is a leading candidate to take EPA administrator Lisa Jackson’s place as EPA chief...
February 8, 2013
Quinn: Taking a seat on Ferro’s board? Ferro has sold its solar pastes business to Heraeus (Hanau, Germany), a privately held precious metals technology company, for an...
February 8, 2013
Investigators have determined a buildup of methane gas in the basement of an annex building caused the blast that killed 37 and wounded more than 100 at the Mexico City headquarters of...
January 25, 2013
Monsanto says it has reached a compromise with Brazilian farmers in a legal dispute that has disrupted royalty collections for the company’s first-generation Roundup Ready (RR1)...
January 25, 2013
Corn Controversy: Dow expects a 'robust ramp-up' of its genetically engineered Enlist corn in 2014. Dow Chemical says the US launch of its Enlist corn variety—the first seed...
January 25, 2013
Blumenthal Holdings (Charlotte, NC) says it has acquired a majority stake in Terresolve Technologies (Mentor, OH), a manufacturer of biobased hydraulic and functional fluids and...
January 25, 2013
ACC’s January 2013 Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) posted a 0.4% gain over December 2012 on a 3-month moving average basis. This is the sixth consecutive month-to-month gain in the...
January 25, 2013
Nova Chemicals announced it is restoring operations at its Moore, ON, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) facility to full capacity. The company temporarily closed the unit after an...
January 25, 2013
Scaminace: Deal is a ‘major step’ for OM Group. OM Group said last week that it signed an agreement to sell its advanced materials business, a leading producer of inorganic...
January 25, 2013
Reichhold (Research Triangle Park, NC) says it is closing its Newark, NJ manufacturing facility due to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. The facility produced alkyd...
January 25, 2013
Specialty chemical companies reported mixed fourth-quarter earnings, as results varied depending on end market. Albemarle and Omnova recorded declines in prices, while 3M and H.B...
January 25, 2013
Mexichem (Mexico City) says the board of the state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has a approved a joint venture that will double vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) capacity at...
January 25, 2013
Braskem has increased its stake in the Ethylene XXI project, from 65% to 75%, and Grupo Idesa has reduced its stake, from 35% to 25%, according to the Brazilian newspaper Valor...
January 25, 2013
Brazil’s economic development bank BNDES (Rio de Janeiro) is investing 600 million reais ($293 million) in biotechnology company GraalBio Investimentos. The funds will be used to...
January 25, 2013
Lautenberg: Thorough risk reviews are needed. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has introduced two bills that would require operators of the highest-risk chemical and water treatment...
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